Anastasia Austin · General · Monthly Updates · Self Publishing · writing

Writing: Monthly Update for March


Not Querying for the foreseeable future.

Current Fantasy WIPs:

All fantasy WIPs are on hold while I get my self-publishing feet underneath me.


Current Romance WIPs:

FaketoFateInsta.pngFAKE TO FATE – Finished the first draft. Revised and sent to beta readers. I heard back from a few of my beta readers and will start the final revision today. Once that’s finished, I’ll proofread, pick a publication date (in April,) and call for ARC readers! Almost there!

Add FAKE TO FATE to your Goodreads “TO READ” list!

Stephanie expects a polite greeting when she calls for takeout. What she gets is an earful of obscene grunts and moans after dialing the wrong number. In no mood for pranks, she gives the guy an earful of her own. He apologizes. They exchange a pleasant farewell. The end, right?


Her ex-boyfriend, convinced Stephanie is lonely without him and should take him back, challenges her to prove she’s moved on. Since she has no one else, she calls the wrong number guy for help. He does. Her ex leaves. The end, right?

Wrong again.

After Stephanie’s ex tells her parents about her new boyfriend, they ask to meet him. Leaving Stephanie with a choice. Call Roland and drag him further into her lie. Or tell the truth, piss off her parents, and end up right back where she started fending off her ex at every turn.

Untitled FATE Book 2 – I started drafting this right after I sent FAKE TO FATE to beta readers. Unfortunately, I had to set it aside to brainstorm a bit more. The characters and their romance weren’t clicking.

PLUS ONE – This is an adjacent story to the FATE series. Same world, brand new characters but there is a little overlap. You’ll see 😉  This is a friends to lovers where the main character needs a plus one for her friend’s wedding. I’m having a ton of fun with this. Just need more time! lol

Word Counts:


I went off the chart one day this month! Feels so good!

The purple is the work I did on FAKE TO FATE. The red is the work I did on Untitled FAKE book 2. The brown is the work I did on PLUS ONE. I’m very pleased with my progress. And only two of those days without word counts are days I didn’t write. The others were spent revising or brainstorming, doing things that didn’t add to word counts.



Thanks for reading. Keep moving forward!

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